Sharp's Folk Club

Sharp's Folk Club meets every Tuesday (except in August) at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London, NW1 7AY; my Cecil Sharp House page describes how to get there. In August Sharp's Summer Season takes place in a local pub.

Most evenings at Sharps are singers' nights, which means that anyone is welcome to volunteer to sing, play an instrument, tell a story, etc. Evenings are run by one of a rota of MCs who invites singers and musicians to perform in turn. About once a month a guest artist is booked; the programme lists forthcoming bookings.

At various times Time Out magazine has said of Sharps:

This long-standing, friendly and enjoyable club.

Hugely enjoyable evenings of song and music making.

One of the friendliest, worthiest traditional folk clubs left in London.

The club takes place in the licensed bar which serves real ales.

Each evening begins at 8pm. Admission is 4.00 per person (3.50 for performers) on singers' nights, and on guest nights usually 6.00 (5.00).

In 1991 the club produced a cassette tape An evening at Sharp's which aimed to present a typical evening at the club, featuring most of the club's regular singers at the time of recording.

For further information contact:

Sheila Finn
4a Kenilworth Road
Petts Wood
Telephone: 01689 825263

or email Sharp's Folk Club

Page created by Martin Nail. Last revised 5th November 2019